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Waimea Canyon State Park, Waimea

4.9
#1 of 103 in Parks in Kauai
Must see · Canyon · Lookout
Enjoy spectacular views of crested buttes and rugged red cliffs while hiking the geological wonder that is Waimea Canyon State Park. Fondly known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” the canyon stretches over 22.5 km (14 mi) and is 1,097 m (3,600 ft) deep. Hike along the deep valley gorge to the Waimea Overlook to admire the vivid red and green coloring of the volcanic canyon and for panoramic views of the Kaua’i interior. You can rent a car to explore the area or catch a tour bus to the top of the canyon. Be sure to carry a jacket, as the area tends to be very windy. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Waimea Canyon State Park and many more Waimea attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Waimea trip itinerary planner.
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  • What an unforgettable experience. The drive up is just as exciting as the destination. Do some research and find a trail to hike! It’s well worth it  more »
  • Beautiful scenery, good access, limited parking spaces. Whereever you look the views are spectacular. A must see.  more »
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  • Beautiful and breathtaking. The views were spectacular. Weather was great. Nice and cool. There are restrooms at the overlooks with parking lots. One even has a local vendor selling fresh cut fruit.
  • This is a great place to visit. The energy fee is $5. There are charming wild Roosters running wild. This is very beautiful. The canyon is very reminiscent of the Grand Canyon. Worth the visit and the drive is beautiful. If you love nature and the amazing beauty of our planet don't miss this. They're are 4 look outside total. Go to the highest one first before the clouds move and it's beautiful. Go later and see clouds. There is a great trail there as well.

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